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How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts

Various kinds of discussions for one common issue prevail in forum or online community, "My iPhone contacts are all gone suddenly, is there any constructive solution to get my lost contacts back?"

Yes, you can retrieve all deleted contacts via this amazing iPhone data recovery tool: Syncios Data Recovery. Besides contacts, it also can help you to find previous SMS, call history, whatsapp messages as well as lost photos and videos and more.

Now, there is no need to feel depressed any more.

You can choose different versions according to your computer’s operation system,  just get more detail information from here: Syncios Data Recovery for Windows or Syncios Data Recovery for Mac. Simply download the free version and have a try.

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Please be sure that iTunes is already installed on your computer for running this iPhone Contacts Recovery tool correctly. But you do not have to run iTunes.

What you should know when your iPhone contacts get lost

Preventing data from being overwritten will be the priority. Once your iPhone data get lost accidently, no matter iPhone 6 plus/6/5s/5c/4s/4 or iPhone 3GS, you should stop adding or deleting data on your phone. For once you updated those data, they will be overwritten and what you’ve lost can never be restored.

Now, let’s follow below tips. There are three recovery modes for your choice.

Solution 1: Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone from iTunes Backup File

This easy-to-use iPhone contacts recovery program allows you to recover contacts on iPhone from the iTunes backup files, no matter you have your iPhone on your hand or just lose it.

Step 1. Scan the iTunes backup File.

If you have synced different iOS devices with iTunes before, more than one backup files will be displayed in the windows after you click Recover from iTunes Backup File. Just choose the one for your iPhone and click Start Scan.

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Step 2. Preview your contacts from iTunes Backup File.

It only take you a few seconds to scan. All contents from the backup file including contacts, messages, call history, notes, photos and videos will be displayed in detail. You can read them right now.

Preview your contacts from iTunes Backup File

Step 3. Recover contacts from iTunes Backup File.

To recover the contacts, check the Contacts box, then all contacts will show up, just choose those contacts you would like to recover, and click Recover button.

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Step 4. Recover deleted iPhone contacts to your computer or device.

You will get two options after you click Recover button, recover to computer or recover to device. Just selcect it as you like. Currently, Syncios Data Recovery can only support recovering notes and contacts back to device, we will continue to support more file types.

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Solution 2: Recover iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup File

Step 1. Sign in iCloud.

After you click Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of the primary, you will be prompted to sign in to Cloud. Please sign in iCloud.

Note: please do not connect the device to your computer during the recovery to prevent the iCloud file from being updated or modified.

sign in iCloud

Step 2. Scan iCloud Backup File.

Similarly. if you have synced different iDevices with iCloud before, more than one backup files will show up after you sign in iCloud. Just choose the one for your iPhone and click Download button. Then move further.

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Step 3. Choose the type of files you'd like to download.

Now a dialog will pop up, all the contents from the iCloud backup file including contacts, notes, calendar, Camera Roll will be displayed in detail. Then you just need to select contents you’d like to recover. Then click next to move further.

choose the type of files

Step 4. Download iCloud Backup Files.

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Step 5. Preview and choose the contacts.

preview and choose the contacts

Step 6. Recover deleted iPhone contacts to your computer or device.

Now, you can choose Recover to Computer or Recover to Device as you like. Currently, Syncios Data Recovery can only support recovering notes and contacts back to device, we will continue to support more file types.

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Solution 3: Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS

If you didn't lose your iPhone, you can use this way to recover your contacts. Connect your iPhone and run this iPhone Contacts Recovery program on your computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer, you'll see below window.

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Step 2. Scan your iPhone.

Click Start Scan button, then the program will automatically start scanning your iPhone accordingly.

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Step 3. Preview and recover iPhone contacts.

When the scan progress is finished, you can preview all found data before performing recovery. Choose Contacts to preview, then click Recover.

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Sep 4. Recover deleted iPhone contacts to your computer or device.

You can choose Recover to Computer or Recover to Device as you like. Currently, Syncios Data Recovery can only support recovering notes and contacts back to device, we will continue to support more file types.

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We should have realized how important it is to backup data. As long as you’ve backed up contacts somewhere, you can restore it on your iPhone and retrieve deleted contacts easily.

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